Want To Throw This Stupid Computer

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Rabbits07 - January 17

My computer is a piece of garbage! DH bought it for me for my b-day last year...I've not even had it a year. My internet explorer freezes up all the time! There are times when I can't get on the interner for a whole day because my home page will come up, but it won't let me actually go anywhere else. I've downloaded patches and stuff that were supposedly suppose to fix the problem. When I try to go to help and support it starts asking me questions that I'd imagine you'd need a computer engineering degree to be able to answer! I made one reply on this site today and my screen froze up and then I spent the next 20 minutes trying to get back on.....UUUUUGGGGHHHH! (vent over)


krnj - January 17

Ugh, I know how you feel! My laptop isn't too swift either.


rl- - January 17

you know part of your problem could be internet explorer you could download another browser I have crazy brouser and it works great it is a bit differnt and takes a little bit to get used to but once you are used to it you will love it just check it out


shelly22 - January 17

do you have antivirus protection. When mine is running slow or freezing I run a spyware or antivirus scan and it starts running fine. You might have that, that causes your computer to slow down


Brittany - January 17

Maybe your computer has viruses. My hubby takes care of everything reguarding those but maybe you should buy an anti-virus program. Sometimes downloading stuff off the internet that says it'll help you protect your computer from spy-ware etc. makes it worse. I don't know, I'm not into that techincal stuff. That sucks, computers can make me so mad. My hubby has had this computer for almost 4 years and we haven't had problems, he updates the anti-virus and does regular virus scans a lot. I hope it stops doing that for you grrrrrr!


ry - January 17

I agree with rl, I rarely use internet explorer, it aggravates me. I use mozilla firefox and rarely have any problems with it. I think u can download it for free.


Lisastar9 - January 17

We use AGV antivirus protection free download. Spybot search and destroy,and Mozilla firefox too. If you want some help send me a email I agree with the other ladies do a anti virus scan and spyware scan using spybot search and destroy.


Rabbits07 - January 17

I have antivirus and spyware programs that I keep updated. I have ran both the spyware and virus checks and they come up that nothing is out of the ordinary. I don't have any trouble running anything else on my computer...watch DVD's, listen to music files, do spreadsheets etc. just fine....it seems to only be the internet explorer. Maybe I will try downloading a different browser. Don't a vast majority of webpages require IE to view them though?


Lisastar9 - January 17

Sorry should read AVG


Lisastar9 - January 17

Our brousers have the same features as IE.


Maggie - January 17

Hey Rabbits, I had the same problem so I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and I haven't had a problem since.


Rabbits07 - January 17

Where can I download these other browsers?


piratesmermaid - January 17

We use Modzilla Firefox, too, and so far no problems, Used to get frustrated with IE when we had it before...


Felisha - January 17

ohh ohh ohh get another browser i have firefox and it the best


Lisastar9 - January 17

.firefox - mozilla - 2.get - browsers.com/...keep the dashes in the adddress between firefox and mozilla and 2,also before the word browsers. If you can't open the link type in the google search Mozila Firefox.


Kara H. - January 17

You may need to go get your computer cleaned up. I take mine in once a year to a local computer shop and they get it working like new again. Prices vary a lot so call around. The least I have paid is $15 the most was $150, but they did a lot of work and updated some stuff for me. I always have them call me before they do anything (just like at a garage) so I can decide if it worth it. I am always happy with it when I get it back.


Kara H. - January 17

Sorry I meant the least I had paid was $25



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